Food Service Employee Health Policy A Presentation of theFairfax County Health Department Food Safety Program
Employee Health PolicyWhat are your responsibilities as anEmployee?1. Know what causes foodborne illness2. Report to your Manager if you have a) symptoms of, b) a diagnosis of, or c) been exposed to foodborne illness
What causes foodborne illness?• Foodborne illness can be caused by contaminated food.• Food can become contaminated by an ill employee handling the food.
Foodborne illnesses every year: • 48 million people sick • 125,000 people hospitalized • 3,000 people die
What is foodborne illness?BIG FIVE – E.coli – Salmonella – Shigella Cause most foodborne illnesses in the United States – Hepatitis A – Norovirus Salmonella E. Coli
What can you do to prevent your customers from getting foodborne illness? 1) Wash your hands often! 2) Know what foodborne illness is. 3) Know the symptoms of foodborne illness. 4) Report to your manager if you have symptoms of, diagnosis of, or exposure to foodborne illness. 5) Wash your hands often!
What are symptoms of foodborne illness? Sore throatVomiting with fever Diarrhea
What are symptoms of foodborne illness? Jaundice - Yellowing of the eyes or skin Skin infection with open sores
If you have symptoms of foodborne illness…• Vomiting• Diarrhea• Jaundice (yellow skin or eye color)• Sore Throat with Fever• Skin Infection with Open Sores Call Your = Manager
Diagnosis If a doctor says that you are sick with one of the Big Five: 1) E. coli 2) Salmonella 3) Shigella 4) Hepatitis A 5) NorovirusCALL YOUR MANAGER
Exposure You are not sick but…1) You have been somewhere where a Big Five illness has been confirmed – wedding reception, for example;2) Someone in your house is diagnosed with one of the Big Five illnesses;3) Someone in your house has been somewhere where a Big Five illness has been confirmed – workplace, for example. CALL YOUR MANAGER
Prevent Foodborne Illness! For more information visitwww.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/food or call 703-246-2444; TTY 711.
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